NAIT opens its doors to prospective students, public at Open House
Over 100 displays and interactive exhibits, including hands-on demonstrations
Open House 2016 will feature more than 100 displays and interactive exhibits showcasing NAIT’s wide range of hands-on programs that prepare students for meaningful careers.
The event will also give visitors a chance to see NAIT’s new Centre for Applied Technology (CAT), a five-storey building that includes technologically-advanced laboratories and simulation rooms. At 51,600-square-metres (550,000-square-feet), the building is one of the largest post-secondary facility in the country – roughly the same size as the nearby Kingsway Mall. Classes began at CAT last month.
As one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, NAIT is committed to student success. Open House is NAIT’s largest annual recruitment event, regularly attracting over 13,000 visitors.
NAIT Main Campus (various locations, campus map attached)
11762 106 St. NW
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Centre for Applied Technology (CAT)
NAIT’s Medical First Responders program will offer tours of the new state-of-the-art ambulance simulation room in CAT. This high-tech room includes a mock ambulance that simulates real-time calls for student paramedics and EMTs. When students are inside the back of the ambulance working on a mannequin patient, the ambulance moves up and down and its emergency lights and sirens can be activated. Windows inside the ambulance are television screens that add to that real-life feeling for students by projecting roads and traffic.
Near North Lobby (Outside of O Building)
Students and staff from the Welder program will challenge NAIT Open House visitors to see if they have what it takes to be a welder. Visitors can put on overalls and a welding mask and try some simple welding.
Learn about physics – with your hands. Physics demonstrations will offer great visuals – from ultra-cold liquids that freeze everything they touch to liquids that create whirling vortexes of fire. (Room E117).
Common Market (in O Building)
The Baking program will have interactive activities, with visitors invited to decorate cookies as well as grind and mill wheat. Students will also display their impressive bread art.
The Radio and Television program will open up its radio and television studios to the public for visitors to watch how commercials and newscast are made. Visitors also have the chance to voice their own radio spots or host their own news show. (Room V248)
NAITSA Naitrium (Building E):
NAIT hosts the annual VEX Robotics tournaments for Alberta High Schools from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. This will give visitors a chance to explore a number of career paths, including electronic, mechanical, and computer and software engineering technology.
Staff and students in the Nanotechnology Systems program will be dressed in cleanroom suits. They will show how a Scanning Electron Microscope is used to view grains of salt, bugs and more. Visitors can view a NAIT logo smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
The Alternative Energy Technology program will offer tours of the NAIT Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies. The centre houses solar electric, solar thermal, geothermal, wind, microhydro and many other leading energy technologies. The program has supported applied research in the areas of fuel cell, solar electric, solar thermal and biofuel systems.
View the Open House 2016 webpage www.nait.ca/openhouse for a schedule of events.
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